counterimage

noun
coun·ter·im·age | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈi-mij \
variants: or counter-image
plural counterimages or counter-images

Definition of counterimage 

: an image that contradicts or is compared or contrasted with another image … providing movie audiences with a counter-image to most of what Hollywood had said about African American women. —Donald Bogle

First Known Use of counterimage

1848, in the meaning defined above

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